The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
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When global warming causes world wide disasters and leads to an ice age, a climatologist named Jack Hall tries to rescue his son Sam who is trapped in New york. Jack must go from Washington D.C. to New york, but on the way some things happen. Can Jack rescue his son?
This year, a sweater won't do.
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Title: Day After Tomorrow, The
Release Date: May 24, 2004
Runtime: 124 mins
All Genres: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Languages: English, French, Japanese, Italian
Sound: DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
IMDB Rating: 6.3
Buried.com Rating: 7.3 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With D
MPAA Rating: PG-13
MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated PG-13 for intense situations of peril.
Dennis Quaid ...Jack Hall
Jake Gyllenhaal ...Sam Hall
Emmy Rossum ...Laura Chapman
Dash Mihok ...Jason Evans
Jay O. Sanders ...Frank Harris
Sela Ward ...Dr. Lucy Hall
Austin Nichols ...J.D.
Arjay Smith ...Brian Parks
Tamlyn Tomita ...Janet Tokada
Sasha Roiz ...Parker
Ian Holm ...Terry Rapson
Nassim Sharara ...Saudi Delegate
Carl Alacchi ...Venezuelan Delegate
Kenneth Welsh ...Vice President Becker
Michel 'Gish' Abou Samah ...Saudi Translator (as Michael A. Samah)
Robin Wilcock ...Tony
Jason Blicker ...Paul
Kenneth Moskow ...Bob
Tim Hamaguchi ...Taka
Glenn Plummer ...Luther
Adrian Lester ...Simon
Richard McMillan ...Dennis
Nestor Serrano ...Gomez
Sylvain Landry ...Science Officer
Christopher Britton ...Vorsteen (as Chris Britton)
Vlasta Vrana ...Booker (MPC)
Pauline Little ...Lanson (SSL)
Alan Fawcett ...Commander Daniels (Hurricane Hunter)
Howard Bilerman ...Rookie Scientist (Hurricane Hunter)
John Maclaren ...Veteran Scientist (Hurricane Hunter)
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Thomas M. Hammel
Tavin Marin Titus
Kelly Van Horn
Kim H. Winther
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The Day After Tomorrow Horror Film Trailer 3
"Do You Really Want to Hurt Me"
More Movie Taglines:
- This year, a sweater won't do.
- Now it's fiction... Tomorrow it's real
- Where will you be?
- 10,000 years ago, one storm changed the face of our planet. On May 28, It will happen again.
- Whoever said "Tomorrow is another day"... didn't check the weather.
- Nature has spoken
- Jack Hall: Professor, it's time you got out of there. Terry Rapson: I'm afraid that time has come and gone, my friend. Jack Hall: What can we do? Terry Rapson: Save as many as you can.
Library Security Guard: [as Brian works on a radio] Library Security Guard: Maybe you should have somebody help with that, you know? Brian Parks: Sir, I am president of the Electronics Club, the Math Club, and the Chess Club. Now if there's a bigger nerd in here, please... point him out. Library Security Guard: ...I'll just leave you alone to work on it, then.
Laura Chapman: I've got one. Your favorite vacation? Sam Hall: Besides this one?
Laura Chapman: I'm fine... s'can't sleep... My mind keeps going over all those worthless Decathlon facts. Sam Hall: Mm. Laura Chapman: 'S pretty stupid, huh? Sam Hall: No, it's alright. I guess you just haven't had time to adjust yet. Laura Chapman: How'm I supposed to adjust, Sam? Everything I've ever cared about, everything I've worked for... has all been preparation for a future that no longer exists. I know you always thought I took the competition too seriously... you were right. It was all for nothing. Sam Hall: No, no... No I just, I just said that to avoid admitting the truth. Laura Chapman: The truth about what? Sam Hall: ...About w-why I joined the team... I joined it because of you.
Jeremy: Friedrich Nietzsche! We cannot burn Friedrich Nietzsche; he was the most important thinker of 19th Century! Elsa: Oh, please! Nietzsche was a chauvinist pig, who was in love with his sister. Jeremy: He was not a chauvinist pig. Elsa: But he was in love with his sister. Brian Parks: Uh... 'scuse me? You guys? Yeah... there's a whole section on tax law down here that we can burn.
- While speaking to fans in Denver, director Roland Emmerich said he became interested in doing a movie involving weather while shooting The Patriot (2000). He said his whole day revolved around what the weather forecast was in order to shoot the outdoor scenes and that he really just wanted to control the weather himself. "The Coming Global Superstorm", a non-fiction novel by Art Bell and Whitley Strieber, was used for reference. Emmerich concedes that while the events portrayed in the film are indeed possible, the time frame over which they take place was implausibly short and tailored for sheer entertainment value. In keeping with the movie's ecological theme, Emmerich paid $200,000 from his own pocket to make the production "carbon-neutral" - the first of its kind in Hollywood - all carbon dioxide emitted by the production was offset by the planting of trees, and investments in renewable energy.
Roland Emmerich confided that the Statue of Liberty would be turned over by the force of the massive amount of water flowing around it but said he wanted to create a symbol of American values that stood up to the forces.
The footage of the plane that crashed in the Midwest before the FAA's flight ban is actually a stock photo of a January 1990 Avianca Airlines crash on Long Island. The hurricane footage is of Hurricane Iniki (1992) in Hawaii. It was shot by Emmerich's assistant Aaron Boyd, who renamed the storm "Hurricane Noelani" after his Hawaiian wife. The UK blizzard footage is from a January 2002 report.
The US Army loaned several UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters for the rescue scene at the end, prompting the Canadian authorities to reassure the people of Montreal that they weren't being invaded by the USA.
The casting of Kenneth Welsh as the Vice President was controversial, due to his physical resemblance to then-US Vice-President Dick Cheney. However, Roland Emmerich insisted on it for that very reason, admitting that the characters of the President and Vice-President were intended to be criticism of the Bush/Cheney administration's opposition to the Kyoto Protocol for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
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